Quantity Surveyor

Job description


Dandara was established in 1988 from the desire to provide innovative homes and commercial properties, which would offer real value for money without compromising on design, durability or quality. Today Dandara is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awards for design and quality – and it’s all thanks to the vision and passion of our dedicated team.

With the arrival of a brand new site, a greenfield development of of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses coming soon this role will be based from our Hemel Hempstead office with visits to the site. The site is located in the picturesque market town of Buntingford with excellent transport links to London and Cambridge via the A10. The town has plenty of independent cafes, restaurants and shops with a real sense of community. There are “Outstanding” Ofsted rated schools within the catchment area and this will be a vital site for our region.

Key tasks & responsibilities

  • Preparation of initial site budgets.
  • Liaison, co-ordination with other departments regarding development works including engineers, surveyors, buyers, interiors and the construction team.
  • Preparation of subcontract tender documents.
  • Negotiation of subcontract packages.
  • Chairing and preparation of minutes for Subcontract pre-order meetings.
  • Preparation of subcontract documentation.
  • Subcontract payments, variation claims and final account settlement.
  • Coordination with contractors on site.
  • Site visits and inspections.
  • Liaison with external consultants with regard to cost issues.
  • Payment of utility services as required.
  • Obtain risk assessments, method statements and safety documentation from subcontractors.
  • Taking off and scheduling of materials for passing to buyers for ordering.
  • Preparation of monthly cost reports for submission to Directors.
  • Preparation of external valuations for finance reporting and funding agreements.
  • Continuous financial advice throughout project to Site Management team.
  • Attendance of fortnightly Project Review meetings.
  • Ensuring cost control on site throughout the development programme to completion.
  • Maintaining site files and records.
  • Ensuring correct cost coding of project costs.

About you

You will be a driven individual with a working knowledge of JCT forms of contract and have proven cost management and project administration abilities on your own projects. To be successful, you will be a team player, self-motivated and able to work using his/her own initiative. Experience of MS Excel and Word is essential. Relevant industry qualifications are essential as is experience on UK house building developments.

This position is is by direct application only, No Agency submissions please

Any recruitment agency CV submissions will be considered a free gift